Steven M. Sipple

Husker columnist

Bio

Steven, a lifelong Nebraskan, newspaper enthusiast and UNL grad, joined the Journal Star in 1990 and has covered NU football since 1995.

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The Nebraska baseball team's schedule in the coming month includes games against four teams in the D1Baseball Preseason Top 25: No. 3 Texas Tech, No. 8 Oregon State, No. 14 Mississippi State and No. 15 Baylor. The Beavers won the national championship in 2018. Somebody grab an oxygen tank, especially for the Husker rookies.

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Most baseball fans are aware of Bob Gibson's prowess in the major leagues, especially his 1968 season with the St. Louis Cardinals when he went 22-9 with 13 shutouts and the lowest ERA (1.12) since 1914. But many folks don't know Gibson played semi-pro baseball during the mid-1950s in Crofton (population 725) in northeast Nebraska.

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Ryan Held seems to enjoy everything about recruiting, and he's obviously pretty good at it. The second-year Nebraska running backs coach on Friday was honored by Rivals.com as one of the nation's top 25 recruiters for the class of 2019. He also made the top 25 in 2018.

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"He gives us an older back -- a strong, physical back," Husker running backs coach Ryan Held said. "I watched him in person at the (junior college) national championship game. They have 10 guys in the box, and he just ran very, very hard. You can see he has the ability to go all the way, and he can get us that tough yard that you need in this league. We have to get better at the third-and-short and fourth-and-short stuff." Amen to that, right?

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Steven M Sipple commented on Game day: Indiana-Nebraska

Christensen is hitting .250 with 90 at-bats. 15 RBI. Legit hitter.

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You guys were right about the crowd: It was a single-day record of 10,424

The record for the entire tournament is 12,219 – set in 2010. Was held in Columbus, Ohio, at Bill Davis Stadium (home field for Ohio State)

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Steven M Sipple commented on Tampa Bay GM's wisdom applies to NU

Scary, but I almost sort of agree with you, Halcyon (I love that word). I can't afford counseling, though. And I don't have enough time for it, anyway. Obsession is very time consuming. :)

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bignick45, Thanks. Stanton just needs time. Fyfe shouldn't be overlooked at all.

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Steven M Sipple commented on Sipple: College hoops nice, but give me NBA

The skill and talent level in the NBA is dramatically higher than in the college game. That becomes evident in the first three minutes of watching an NBA game. Also, I tire of the "they don't play defense until the playoffs" rhetoric. It's simply untrue. Again, watch a game. Trust …

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Steven M Sipple commented on Smart move is to 'suspend' Tech fan

lincoln121413, I am pretty fired up about this story. But nah, I don't feel much better. ;) The more I hear about the fan, the more ... Well, I said what I needed to say in the blog.

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Thanks,James. I've always been an LHS fan, for whatever reason. Matzke? Maxey Jr.? Roman Evans? Kugler? I dunno. But I've always gotten a good vibe at that place.

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No doubt, Stoic, Purdue had an overall quickness advantage, and was a bit more athletic overall. Hooper is tired, Yori said. Purdue was energized by the death of young Riley Smith. KK pumps energy into that team. Nebraska needed to close harder on Moses a couple times in the first half. The …

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Steven M Sipple commented on Clear dysfunction at Michigan

classinomaha,

But I should add that we appreciate your readership greatly. We just happen to disagree on this matter.

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Steven M Sipple commented on Clear dysfunction at Michigan

classinomaha,

Not meant as a swipe at Eichorst at all.